Why did you decide to come to the Philippines?
I love the Philippines and we've been coming here back and forth since I was a kid with my mom. I just fell in love with the country, the people, the food, the climate. I really hate [the] cold and Sweden is a very cold country.
In 2008, I moved to Cebu because I wanted to experience the Philippines since my mom is from Cebu. After that I moved back to Sweden and then decided to move to Manila. I've been here now for one year and three months. I've been doing some modelling, focused more on commercial and events.
Do you have any plans to enter showbiz?
Sana, when I know how to speak Tagalog more fluently. Also, I wanted to work with music. That's my goal in life, to work with music...but it turned out to be harder than I thought. Hopefully I would be able to do it soon.
Your sister, Linda, is also in The Biggest Game Show but in another team. Did that affect your relationship with her?
She was my roommate during our time in Malaysia. She was in team A and I was on team B, but we got along anyway. I get to see how they are in their team and I explain how we are on our team so there was such a difference. Sometimes we have totally different opinions and then we start fighting. We're totally different, but she's my sister and I love her.
They say your sister has a "bad girl" image. How similar or different are you?
I call her sometimes "the black sheep" because she's always been doing what she wants. She never listens to our parents. But now that she's getting more matured, we're getting along better. I'm the quiet-type of person. I don't want to be in the spotlight. I always did what my parents wanted me to do and I did well in school. That's pretty much how I am.
Were you prepared for The Biggest Game Show?
I'm really into sports and I'm athletic but I wasn't aware that it was going to be a reality show, like "How am I supposed to behave?" For me it was...just getting used to have the camera around and just trying to be yourself, which was hard. They're trying to force you to speak Tagalog and you get conscious, and then "Okay, Bisaya is [in] my head, Tagalog is [in] my head, English is my second language, Swedish is my first language so it's all just complicated right now."
[But] I got a lot of new friends. Everyone is just wonderful. I love all of them because they're super friendly. I've never experienced anything like this and I would love to do this again.
Panoorin ang The Biggest Game Show in the World – Asia tuwing Linggo, 9 PM.